Sweet and Crunchy White Chocolate Matcha Bark

matcha bark
Dana Angelo White

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 115
Fat 8g
Carbs 10g
Protein 2g
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Total Time 50 min
Prep 45 min, Cook 5 min
Servings 16

The inflammation fighting power of matcha green tea powder is teamed up with naturally sweet dried fruit and heart-healthy nuts for a sensibly decadent treat.

This high caliber chocolate delight can be made in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect last minute dessert to pack up for a party or make at home for a stay-in movie night.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup roasted cashews
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup freeze dried fruit (raspberries or strawberries recommended)
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder

Preparation

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine cashews, dried coconut, pumpkin seeds, and freeze dried fruit. Mix to combine.
  3. Carefully melt white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring gently with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  4. Once chocolate is melted, mix in matcha powder and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture onto the lined baking sheet and smooth out evenly into a rectangular shape—a small metal spatula works well for this.
  1. Sprinkle immediately with the nut and coconut mixture and set aside to set for one to two hours on the counter, or 30 minutes in the fridge until chocolate has hardened.
  2. Break into pieces and serve.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

For an extra layer of flavor, toast the dried coconut in a dry pan until golden and fragrant. Set aside to cool completely before adding to the other ingredients.

You can use any combination of nuts or dried fruit for this recipe—just make sure to keep the portions in the same amounts to keep the calorie counts in range. 

Cooking and Serving Tips

Be careful melting the chocolate as it can easily burn; if using the microwave, heat in small increments and stir in between each session.

You can find freeze dried fruit at just about any grocery store. Look for a brand that is free of additives and added sweeteners—analyze the nutrition label to make sure. Trader Joe's, for example, has a great selection of various types of freeze dried fruit.

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving  
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9g  
Includes 7g Added Sugars 14%
Protein 2g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 76mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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